Profile: Premier Exhibitions Inc (PRXI.O)
10 Dec 2013
Premier Exhibitions, Inc., incorporated on July 28, 2004, together with its subsidiaries is in the business of presenting to the public museum-quality touring exhibitions around the world. As of February 28, 2013, the Company is configured to present three different types of exhibitions, including Stationary, Touring and Total. The Company owns approximately 5,500 Titanic artifacts recovered from the wreck site 2.5 miles below the ocean’s surface.
The Company is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Ship, wreck site and all her passengers and crew through educational, historical, scientific and conservation based programs and Exhibitions. As of February 28, 2013 the Company had the ability to present nine concurrent Titanic exhibitions.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and Titanic: The Experience
The Company has supplemented the exhibitions with three dimensional (3D) exhibitry and film. Approximately 23 million visitors have attended the Company's Titanic exhibitions at venues throughout the world, including in the United States , Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Norway, France, Greece, Japan, Switzerland, Chile, Argentina, China, Mexico, Hungary, South Korea, Spain, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and Australia. During the fiscal year ended February 28, 2013(fiscal 2013), the Company presented nine separate Titanic exhibitions at 18 venues, including Titanic: The Experience.
Bodies... The Exhibition and Bodies Revealed
The Company secured the rights to produce these two types of human anatomy exhibitions through separate exhibition agreements. During fiscal 2013, the Company presented eight separate Bodies exhibitions at 14 venues. The Company's full-body specimens and individual organs were obtained through plastination facilities mostly in China. The full body specimens are persons who lived in China and died from natural causes.
The exhibitions include displays of dissected human bodies which are permanently preserved through a process called polymer preservation, also known as plastination. In essence, the bodies are drained of all fat and fluids, which are replaced with polymers such as silicone rubber, epoxy and polyester. The full body specimens are complimented by presentation cases of related individual organs and body parts, both healthy and diseased, that provide a detailed look into the elements that comprise each system of the body. Using more than 200 specimens, each exhibition follows a systems-based approach to human anatomy which examines the skeletal, muscular, nervous, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, urinary, integumentary (skin, sweat glands, hair, and nails), and reproductive systems.
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs
The exhibition includes an array of possessions unearthed from Tutankhamun's tomb, including King Tut's golden canopic coffinette and the crown found on his head when the tomb was discovered. Attendees learn about the extraordinary discovery of King Tut's tomb and the belief and burial processes of Ancient Egypt, and view results from the latest scientific testing conducted on King Tut's mummy. As of February more than seven million visitors had attended the exhibition to date.
Cleopatra: The Exhibition
Artifacts and multi-media atmospheres give visitors a front-row seat in the riveting present-day quest for Cleopatra VII, which extends from the sands of Egypt to the depths of the Mediterranean Sea. More than 150 artifacts from Cleopatra's world represent facets of her elusive history, from her family to the places she lived, walked and worshiped. These artifacts are on view in the United States, bringing with them new insights into the tragedies and triumphs of leaders in history.
The Company’s Real Pirates tells the compelling story of the Whydah, the authenticated pirate shipwreck in United States waters, and the stories of the people whose lives converged on the vessel. The exhibition features more than 200 authentic items recovered from the Whydah - real treasure last touched by real pirates. Ranging from canons and coins and from the ship's bell to personal items that the pirates wore, visitors are given a glimpse into economic, political and social circumstances of the early 18th-century Caribbean.
Premier Exhibitions Inc
Suite 900, 3340 Peachtree Road,
ATLANTA GA 30326